AFTER HE WAS laid off from a publishing job, in 2009, Lewis Swan, a passionate James Bond fan based mostly in London, thought he might construct a enterprise round touring movie places seen in blockbuster British franchises like Bond and Harry Potter. Brit Film Excursions took off, however it wasn’t lengthy earlier than requests took an sudden flip for the homicidal. “There was an enormous urge for food for homicide crime exhibits,” Mr. Swan recalled.
Over time, he added a number of crime-focused choices to his roster, together with a Belfast strolling tour of places seen in “Line of Responsibility,” a sequence centered on police corruption in an unspecified British metropolis; half- and full-day choices based mostly on “Vera,” whereby a septuagenarian detective solves ugly killings in northeast of England; and a bus tour via the counties northwest of London, which within the fictive world of “Midsomer Murders” have seen greater than 250 suspicious deaths. “We’ll present folks a clip or stills of the scene to refresh their reminiscence,” Mr. Swan mentioned. “We’ll say ‘On this episode, so-and-so was strangled, or shot.’ It’s fairly thrilling for them.”